Used Cars vs. BMW Certified Pre-Owned: What’s the Difference?

2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan

If you are shopping on a budget around Manchester, you may be comparing used vs. CPO models to see which is the best fit for your driving needs and your wallet. What is the difference between used and BMW certified pre-owned vehicles? A CPO BMW vehicle offers a number of unique perks, and CPO vehicles strike the perfect balance between buying new and buying used. Explore the difference between used and BMW certified used cars below, then check out your options at our showroom.



The Basics of Used Car Buying

Used cars have had at least one previous owner. They can vary immensely in make, model, year, mileage, and more. This is the reason they are often significantly more affordable than new cars, and even some CPO models.

As mentioned above, mileage is an area where you will see vast differences among used cars. In the past, it was recommended that you avoid a vehicle with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer. Now, thanks to advancements in automotive technology, a well-maintained vehicle with a documented service history can still be an excellent investment for any Lowell, MA driver. In any case, when you’re shopping for a new-to-you car, keep the following in mind:

  • Although OEMs don’t require standard used cars to go through an inspection process prior to sale, the team at Tulley BMW of Nashua does inspect each used vehicle we have on our lot. This is why we recommend taking caution if considering a vehicle from a private seller. Private sellers don’t have the reputation of a well-established dealership like Tulley BMW of Nashua.
  • With proper care and maintenance, some vehicles can last upwards of 200,000 miles. High-mileage used cars aren’t always bad options, especially if you’re on a strict budget.
  • Used cars that need a bit of maintenance can also be a great investment opportunity. Just make sure that you factor the cost of that maintenance into your budget.

Certified Pre-Owned BMW Benefits

What does certified pre-owned mean? CPO vehicles have had one prior owner, but they are thoroughly inspected and backed by manufacturer warranties. A certified pre-owned BMW vehicle has passed a rigorous inspection completed by a certified technician. They’re the gold standard of used cars, and not every vehicle can earn the CPO BMW distinction.

What is the difference between used and BMW certified pre-owned vehicles? CPO BMW models come with these perks.

  • Inspected and reconditioned by BMW Trained technicians
  • 1 Year / Unlimited Miles Limited Warranty backed by BMW of North America
  • Covered by BMW Roadside Assistance up to six years
  • All repairs completed with Genuine BMW parts
  • Vehicle History Report provided at no cost
  • Three months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Certified used cars are usually newer models with less mileage. They typically come at a higher price than used cars, but they’re still more affordable than a new car. When you are behind the wheel of a CPO BMW in Westford, you can shop with complete peace of mind.

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Tulley BMW of Nashua

At Tulley BMW of Nashua, we have the largest pre-owned BMW inventory in the country, so you are sure to find a vehicle that checks all of the boxes on your wishlist. Visit our showroom today, and we can get you set up with a test drive. You can compare used vs. CPO models in person on Nashua roads.


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